What would you do if you made a hole-in-one? Would you be so excited that you’d jump into a pond and swim to the green to retrieve your golf ball? That’s what former US and European Tour pro John Morgan did after making an ace as part of a filmed contest worth £100,000.
The only problem? Morgan wasn’t part of the contest.
After none of the 26 participants in the Albrate Shoot-out made a hole-in-one, Morgan, a golf commentator for Sky Sports, was shooting wrap-up footage of the event when he decided to take a crack at the 155-metre par 3 on Cumberwell Park’s new par-3 course. Of course, he made it:
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At least, we’re 99-percent sure he made it. That was some kind of bounce … But here’s more proof that Morgan really holed the shot with the cameras rolling:
Well, at least he got something for his efforts.
If the name sounds familiar, you either watch a lot of Sky Sports or you remember Morgan’s big moment on the US PGA Tour. At the 2004 John Deere Classic, the British pro lost to Australia’s Mark Hensby in a playoff. He used to get pretty fired up – and wear a backwards hat – back then (pictured, top).